I've been up all night, and I apologize for the probably typos and grammatical mistakes, but the ol' mind is a bit foggy from lack of sleep due to the ER and late flights for relatives.
I wanted to catch everyone up. Yesterday about 3:00 PM, we noticed a little seepage from Jessie's wound and ask the nurse to look at it. So at about 8:00, the doctor over at Kennedy Krieger ask us to go over to the ER at Hopkins so they could look at it. Hopkins may have a great reputation, but I guess that an ER is an ER regardless of the state or reputation of the institution.
So, it's about 7:00 AM and we are nearing the 12 hour mark in the ER. That just about ties our Cook Children's ER record. Oh well...
So Jessie had blood drawn and an LP (Lumbar Puncture / Spinal Tap) to check for a serious infection. In the interim, they've started her on an antibiotic. They've admitted her back into Hopkins, and now they are looking for a room to put her in. Some of the cultures take 48 hours, so we are looking at a minimum of 48 hours in hopkins and subsequently a 48 hour delay in rehab.
Also, because that part of her incision is not healing like it should, there is a cosmetic issue at that spot, which is unfortunately right in the front-top of her head. Hopefully, they will address that as well, or I'm sure we will have to look at cosmetic surgery of some sort. The rest of the incision looks incredible.
I'm off to bed so that I can relieve Kristi in a bit. The neurosurgery team should be by sometime this morning.
Many of you will be in church today, so please pray that the infection is superficial and that Jessie gets back to rehab at KKI quickly.
God Bless You,